Our Approach, Our Impact

Building a Literacy-Rich Environment

Creating Access to Books

Having access to books helps families spend more time together reading and creates a more positive attitude towards reading and academics. When children are read to from a young age they enter school ready to read and succeed. Make Way for Books provides books through all of our literacy programs.

“The library and the books are the heartbeat of our school. There is no other program like Make Way for Books.”
—G. Williams, Childcare Center Director

30,000 children and families impacted by MWFB programs where they gain greater access to literacy and language-rich environments and receive support to make talking, singing, reading, and playing a part of their daily lives.

Supporting Educators

Professional Development

Make Way for Books provides professional development workshops, one-on-one onsite mentoring, and leads a community of practice to support early childhood educators in preschools, childcare centers, and home-based care providers. More than 500 teachers participate in these opportunities each year. Learn more about our workshops, community of learning, and cafecitos for home-care providers.

“Thanks to Make Way for Books our center has received such wonderful support and helpful tools to teach children.”
—E. Soto, Teacher

95% of participating educators reported that they gained skills they would immediately use in the classroom.

Empowering Families

Empowering Families

Parents and caregivers are their children's first best teachers. Make Way for Books programs work with children and families to make sharing books an important and enjoyable part of daily life.

“This program helps me know how to read and do activities with my daughter of six weeks.”
—Cover to Cover parent

100% of parents said they shared more books with their children after participating in Make Way for Books programming.